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Model 1903 Springfield Rifle

Object Number: 
INV.5731
Date: 
1911
Medium: 
Wood, steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 43 in. ( 109.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: receiver: "U.S./SPRINGFIELD/ARMORY/MODEL 1903./478551" stamped: barrel, at muzzle: "SA/8-11" (flaming bomb device of Ordnance Dept. is between the two marks) stamped: barrel band: "U"
Description: 
Wood and steel rifle; stamped marks at receiver, on barrel at muzzle, and on barrel band.
Gallery Label: 
Designed after the German Mauser rifle, the Model 1903 Springfield was the standard American rifle of World War I, and was not replaced until the development of the MI garand in 1936. This rifle may have been rebuilt in a government arsenal during or after the world wars, so many of its parts may not be original.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the U.S. Coast Guard Supply Center
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group